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Ben Kenobi Desert Nomad 034 by TrevorGrove Ben Kenobi Desert Nomad 034 by TrevorGrove
Part of the Star Wars Mythos line of statues from Sideshow Collectibles [link]

This 1:5 scale statue was sculpted nearly two nears ago, now. Designed by Joe Allard and Tom Gilliland, this piece is meant to represent Obi-Wan in the years before "A New Hope", but after "Revenge of the Sith". This gave us an opportunity to imagine the life of Kenobi as he became the reclusive, mystical figure of Tatooine.

It also allowed us to have fun imagining both Ewan McGregor and Alec Guinness as the character, but at different ages than we have seen them in the films.

The statue was sculpted in castiline and wax, with a sculpey base. Some of the lightsabers were sculpted by hand, and Tusken Raider weapons were output from digial models (which is why they look clear).

Many more photos can be found in my gallery
Trev
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MTF40 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Do you think you could ever include some up views and down views with angled variations of both in your pics?  :)  Lovely work by the way!
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fawkescotu Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
great job.
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DougOrama Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The Force is strong in this one.
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RennardFuchs Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ewan McGregor? Alec Guinness? - It's a combination of both... a great one...
Keep up with the work...
Marc
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Ecfor Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now that, is a tiny head. Looking great
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wiggler57 Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
These are amazing! Well done!
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!
Trev
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my-immortals Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
You never cease to amaze!! Wow, just wow...
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Hodges-Art Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Professional
Having seen the completed piece, It's just effin' INSANE!
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Many thanks, Tom! It was a real pleasure to get to work on this one....I recall many a painful hour, but it was such a cool idea that Sideshow had.

Trev
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Ainikki Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012   Traditional Artist
This is absolutely stunning. It might sound a bit overblown, but watching this I got goose bumps.
Wow, your work is fantastic, this is my favorite.
Keep it up!
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
That's a real honor! I'm glad you like it so well, and thank you.
Trev
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vrlovecats Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
OMG! what a great work you did on Ewan McGregor, he looks soo good!, I have trouble remembering the other actor XD.
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
Trev
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AlfredParedes Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
SPECTACULAR!!
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Alfred!!
Trev
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DavidWFisher Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Trev, I want to see the halfway point between these two actors!!! I don't buy the whole he fell asleep as Ewan and woke up as Alec! ;)
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Haaaa! I can imagine that being very creepy. As much as they like to say they look alike...I've never really seen more than a cursory resemblance. :) thin mouth, blue eyes...that's about it. It's been funny for me to see folks comment who think this is only one headsculpt. :D
Trev
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DavidWFisher Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You mean you didn't only swap his haircut? ;)
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MaRge-KinSon Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Wow, you just made Ewan McGregor passable as Obi-Wan, I kind of never got that casting choice even though I like Ewan but now I see the resemblance.

Now make me believe Hayden Christensen should have been cast as “Darth”…haha. :D
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Ha! Thanks Maggie. I agree, they like to say Ewan and Alec look alike...but they really don't...everyone has eyes, a mouth, and a nose. ;) It was cool to get to portray both actors as Kenobi. I like them both, but I would have been devastated if I hadn't been able to sculpt Guinness younger like this.

As for Hayden......GROAN. The Force is not with me enough to pull off that task. :D
Trev
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MaRge-KinSon Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I know what you mean, they are both pretty great but the similarities aren't as apparent as everyone says.

You just have this way of making the characters look alive, even though they are clearly statues. Plus I'm not a huge fan of the new Star Wars movies, so you get points for making me even consider Ewan as slightly better cast to play o'l Ben.

As for Hayden...haha, true, not enough force in the world for that task.
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much....it really does mean a lot. I always hope to infuse some kind of life into the statue, and it usually takes great pains to get it to come alive.

I honestly groan any time I'm asked to sculpt Hayden as Anakin....:) I have to use a lot of imagination to imagine he's a good character. Thankfully, the Clone Wars cartoons have helped immensely. The guy they've got doing that Anakin is fantastic.

Trev
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MaRge-KinSon Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Actually, you know the one thing that is good about Hayden playing Darth, is the fact that Luke was a total whiney b-word.

I remember seeing Star Wars when I was young and thinking man, that guy sure does whine a lot, so in that department they got it right.

I can believe that Luke totally got his whiney-ass attitude from daddy, but only because his daddy is played by Hayden…tee hee.:D
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John-Stinsman Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Ah-- now I see-- it's two sculpts! DER! But, even still, my compliment to your work stands!
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! No worries, I think a lot of folks are mistaking that it's just one headsculpt. It's always hard to tell when they aren't painted. :) Thank you very much!
Trev
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John-Stinsman Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Damn... It's amazing how much of both Ewan McGregor AND Alec Guinness you were able to work into this sculpt. You're definitely at the top of your game-- even if it is two years old!
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superbill22 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional
Might be interesting to see an amalgam of both their faces as a transition between two. That being said, your work constantly amazes me
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! It would be interesting to try that blend...I tend not to think they look very similar, other than a beard... :D
Trev
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superbill22 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Professional
I didn't either at first but looking at what you've done here I took a second look and there's definitely some resemblance
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ChrisCrowell Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012   Traditional Artist
I love the windswept look you achieved thru the hair.Sir Alec appears to be in his mid to late 40s at this point.Awesome!
Again Trev,you and Sideshow have managed to make my Hasbro figures seem like mere Happy Meal toys in comparison-WANT!.HAHA
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks man! Glad it communicates what we wanted. Sculpting Guinness younger was a real cool challenge. I always liked to imagine him younger in the days of the Clone Wars...long before the prequels were ever shot.

Ohhh! I still love the Hasbro figures...especially the Clone Wars ones. SO cleanly painted for production toys....love 'em. :)
Trev
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ChrisCrowell Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012   Traditional Artist
Definetly translated that well.Lucas should just allow development of a tv series based around this already or they could spinoff Clone Wars.
You are absolutely right,those Clone Wars figures do have some clean paint apps on them!:DI said I was'nt buying into them so I could focus on the Vintage Collection line and ended up picking up a Dooku and Yoda from Series 1,been hooked ever since haha
Right now I am trying to get my hands on this entire set.
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I thought Colonel Cracken was interesting.Could never see Han flying with this guy though LOL
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zenreign Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
What a great sculpt, I can see both Sir Alec and Ewan. Amazing work.
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
Trev
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Kravenous Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
your the best
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Ha! Not even close, but thank you!
Trev
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MattFranklin Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional Artist
epic! simply epic! ^_^
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!
Trev
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ddgcom Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Oustanding!!!!
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Many thanks!
Trev
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